Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

29-1161 Nurse Midwives

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,530 5.2 % $49.83 $103,640 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.97 $41.62 $48.36 $58.09 $69.07
Annual Wage (2) $66,500 $86,570 $100,590 $120,830 $143,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,840 0.11 $49.65 $103,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $52.33 $108,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 880 0.10 $38.34 $79,740
Outpatient Care Centers 830 0.09 $59.21 $123,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $47.50 $98,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,840 0.11 $49.65 $103,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 880 0.10 $38.34 $79,740
Outpatient Care Centers 830 0.09 $59.21 $123,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $52.33 $108,840
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $46.25 $96,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $61.26 $127,430
Outpatient Care Centers 830 0.09 $59.21 $123,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $57.45 $119,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $52.33 $108,840
Offices of Physicians 2,840 0.11 $49.65 $103,270


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 720 0.04 0.94 $63.69 $132,480
New York 510 0.06 1.21 $49.82 $103,630
Georgia 430 0.10 2.16 $51.97 $108,110
Florida 330 0.04 0.86 $45.69 $95,040
Maryland 310 0.12 2.55 $43.87 $91,250




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.22 4.78 $40.19 $83,580
New Mexico 100 0.13 2.78 $48.02 $99,870
Maryland 310 0.12 2.55 $43.87 $91,250
Vermont 30 0.11 2.47 $40.77 $84,800
New Hampshire 70 0.11 2.37 $47.65 $99,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 720 0.04 0.94 $63.69 $132,480
West Virginia 30 0.05 1.08 $60.70 $126,260
Massachusetts 290 0.08 1.82 $57.55 $119,700
New Jersey 210 0.05 1.15 $53.65 $111,600
Wisconsin 80 0.03 0.65 $52.54 $109,280



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.05 1.19 $51.84 $107,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.10 2.28 $54.59 $113,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 2.58 $52.44 $109,080
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 210 0.15 3.34 $44.03 $91,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 0.91 $62.17 $129,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.91 $58.00 $120,630
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.88 $31.62 $65,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.05 1.16 $47.85 $99,520
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 2.47 $68.94 $143,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 1.77 $55.29 $115,000


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 6.08 $39.96 $83,120
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.21 4.50 $47.39 $98,580
Lancaster, PA 40 0.18 3.96 $55.59 $115,630
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.15 3.17 $65.57 $136,390
Trenton, NJ 40 0.15 3.33 $51.19 $106,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 210 0.15 3.34 $44.03 $91,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.12 2.58 $52.44 $109,080
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 2.47 $68.94 $143,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.10 2.28 $54.59 $113,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.91 $58.00 $120,630


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.00 $71.07 $147,820
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 2.47 $68.94 $143,400
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.15 3.17 $65.57 $136,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 0.91 $62.17 $129,300
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 50 0.04 0.83 $58.77 $122,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 160 0.09 1.91 $58.00 $120,630
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $56.58 $117,690
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $55.67 $115,780
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 1.00 $55.62 $115,690
Lancaster, PA 40 0.18 3.96 $55.59 $115,630


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018